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Sustainable Vegetable Production From Start-up to Market

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Vernon P. Grubinger
Explore the full range of processes for moderate-scale vegetable production using ecological practices that minimize the need for synthetic inputs and maximize stewardship of resources. This book includes 32 profiles detailing the experiences of individual vegetable growers and provides enterprise budgets for a number of crops.
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The full range of processes for moderate-scale vegetable production using ecological practices that minimize the need for synthetic inputs and maximize stewardship of resources. Individual chapters address principles and practices essential to planning, launching, and managing a vegetable production business; the practical implications of sustainability; getting started; farm business management; marketing; soil fertility; composting; crop rotation; cover crops; tillage equipment and field preparation; seeds and transplants; irrigation and spraying systems; harvest and postharvest handling; season extension; integrated pest management; and environmentally friendly strategies for managing insects, diseases, weeds, and wildlife. Thirty-two profiles detail the experiences of individual vegetable growers and provide enterprise budgets for a number of crops. Includes 91 illustrations, 36 sidebars, 20 tables, six appendices, a glossary and extensive references. Copyright 1999, softcover, 268 pages.

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